Few places in Cornwall
can compare with the Roseland - one of the most picturesque and unspoilt
parts of the British Isles. Lovely beaches and cliffs, delightful rivers
and countryside, pretty villages and hamlets all make the Roseland the
perfect holiday setting.
Here you can walk
the cliffs or riverbanks, swim off the beaches, browse the shops, sail,
windsurf, waterski, dive. snorkel, fish and birdwatch. During the warmer
months there are carnivals and fetes, regattas and gig racing, not to
mention the heavy horse show and all the wonderful gardens open to the
Variety being the
spice of life, the Roseland offers a wide selection of places to stay
to refresh the inner man. Traditional hotels, farm-house bed and breakfast,
lovely guest houses, quality cottages and caravans or well equipped camp
sites provide your style of accommodation to the standards you expect.
Flower covered pubs, riverside barbeques, cream tea cottages and restaurants
of high repute add a little more magic to your holiday.
Built by the Trist Family in the early 19th Century and situated at the
entrances to the village - these private thatched circular cottages have
become a unique feature of Veryan.It was thought that the round shape
would guard the village from evil as there were no corners in which the
devil could hide!
Mawes Castle, St. Mawes
in the reign of Henry VII as a defence against invasion by France. The
attack never came, but the Castle, with its three huge circular bastions
(like a clover leaf) and gun ports covering every angle of approach, is
a fine example of Tudor military architecture. The Castle offers some
of the finest views of Falmouth and its situation on the waters edge make
it a must to visit.
The Castle is now in the custodianship of English heritage and open to
the public all year round.
An informal 60 acre woodland garden noted for its camellias, magnolias
Open Monday - Friday 20th March - 5th May. For further details telephone
as one of the most beautiful churches in England. Set magnificently on
the waters edge amongst sub-tropical trees and shrubs. A path leads from
the Church around the edge of the creek to a nearby boatyard where the
coastal path continues towards St. Mawes - a delightful walk of approximately
Turnaware Bar and
Both of these areas were used as embarkation points for the D-Day landings.
The shingle beaches were covered with concrete honey-combe mattresses
parts of which can still he found today. The pub at Tolverne is full of
memorabilia of the era and is well worth a visit.
A coal Beacon burned here for centuries until , the present lighthouse
was built in 1834. It guards the entrance to the Carrick Roads, warning
passing ships of the infamous Manacles rocks. Although automated the light
house is often open for visitors during the summer. The lighthouse was
also the set for the television series 'Fraggle Rock'.
The strategic importance of St. Anthony Head for the defence of Carrick
Roads and Falmouth is testified by the remains of many fortifications.
During WW I the area was used for Army training and in WW II gun batteries
were stationed here. The Headland is owned by the National Trust - an
interpretative panel is situated by the toilets and a leaflet giving further
information is for sale during the summer.
The Lost Gardens
Situated near to the fishing village of Mevagissey Heligan is Britain's
largest ever garden restoration project. This restoration includes 22
acres of land which has been under jungle since 1914 and the rediscovery
of a wonderful collection of Victorian walled gardens. Described by the
Sunday Times as 'a triumph in restoration' Heligan is a garden not to
be missed. Contact your local Tourist Information Centre or telephone
The peninsula shape
of the Roseland makes travel by ferry the most convenient and quickest
way of visiting from many parts of the County - saving many miles on round
trips in the car.
King Harry Ferry
This chain link ferry has been making the crossing between Philleigh and
Feock for over 100 years. The ferry can accommodate up to 28 cars and
runs every 20 minutes. For further details contact (01872) 72463.
The St. Mawes -
The St. Mawes - Place ferryboat take passengers to St. Anthony in Roseland,
a remote and unspoilt part of the Roseland. The ferry takes about 10 minutes
and visitors should come prepared with stout footwear for walking. A leaflet
highlighting walks on St. Anthony in Roseland is available.
Falmouth - St.
A regular ferry service operates from Falmouth's Prince of Wales Pier
to St. Mawes. The trip lasts 25 minutes and offers excellent views of
some of the areas best landmarks including Pendennis and St. Mawes Castles,
Black Rock and St. Anthony Lighthouse. The service runs half hourly in
details are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Truro (01872)
and find out how to make the most of your holiday in Cornwall
Paddle & Sail
school based on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. Windsurfing,
sailing and canoeing lessons or hire of equipment. Accommodation
in Cornwall also available.